I’ve been blogging about Tropical Storm Fay and now Hurricane Gustav but have you noticed the current projection map . . . and the timing?
Come Monday, a category 3 Hurricane Gustav should be somewhere in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. It should be bearing down on the Texas or Louisiana coast. And the oil rigs in the gulf will be in harm’s way.
Also scheduled for Monday – The Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities. We’ll all be watching, except for the cities that will be glued to the approaching hurricane.
Somewhere between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the storm should be barreling into the U.S. shoreline. If power is lost in that region, there will be a decent number of Americans in Red States who will not be able to see the VP candidate speak on Wednesday or McCain speak on Thursday. And when do Bush and Cheney speak?
As I have said, I live in Hurricane Alley and blog about the storms. They are to be taken seriously because you never know what to expect.
The irony here is that the Republican Party has a strong history of treating Americans in hurricane ravaged areas really poorly. (Actually it is all disaster ravaged areas.) So, their convention – where they can expect a huge bump in the polls – will run face-to-face with a strong Hurricane Gustav.
How will the GOP respond to the areas hit by this storm?
Will McCain vow to actually respond to hurricane victims if he is elected president?
Will his thoughts and prayers be with the victims and families?
How can they talk about offshore drilling when the offshore rigs are vulnerable to these storms?
Who will the GOP blame?
How will they determine that Barack Obama caused this?
Personally, I’d prefer it if this storm fizzles out and the GOP convention were to go off without a hitch. America needs to see what an angry, bitter, mean and selfish group of people these Republican leaders are.